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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:50:36 PM »
I see absolutely no point to upgrade to a 5D3.  Especially for a $1,000+ price increase.  61-point AF system?  Who cares?  Who shoots with multiple points anyway?  Center-point focus and recompose.  That's how any serious photographer shoots anyway.  Do people want their cameras to compose their shots for them too? 

Center-point focus and recompose. For everything. lol ;D ;D ;D

it doesn't work with AI servo :(  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: If this is the best the D800 can do...
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:20:24 PM »
http://www.fotosidan.se/forum/showpost.php?p=1792662&postcount=1457

I don't understand the language, but I'm assuming D800 samples reduced to 1600px. If this is the best this camera can do at ISO 1600+, the 5D MkII has nothing to fear let alone the Mk III!

Looks good to me. Can't wait for UPS to deliver mine  :)
what is your first lens gonna be? the 14-24? do yourself a favour and get the little 50mm f1.4G too ;)

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Landscape / Re: McArthur-Burney Falls - first time shooting waterfall
« on: February 29, 2012, 09:15:45 PM »
looks better, i'm glad you did the white balance too

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Surely a country as rich as the USA can afford colour printing? The US dollar looks like a third world currency!

We're working on it.  It's my understanding that there's a complicated plan, developed by a large team of highly-paid governmental officials, to fund the redesign of US currency by developing a method to monetize the savings in typing time and costs associated with both printing and electronic data transmission of not using all those extra letters you folks use in words like color...and traveler.   :P

who needs colour, everyone knows you can print faster in monochrome :P ok thats the last money printing joke i promise

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Video & Movie / Re: I want a better quality video For the 5dm3
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:36:10 PM »
since magic lantern can do all sorts of neat stuff why cant it enable 60fps1080p or 120 or 4k video for that matter since the sensor is big enough?

I dont know about all that voodoo stuff that goes on inside these things for all I know there is a squirrel inside a wheel driving the AF system... hang on that might explain!...

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, why is it that it's spread all over the world

printing presses working overtime?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best part about 5D III?
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:39:26 PM »
What do people think will be the best feature or outcome of the release of the 5DIII?


Even better than any potential increase in dynamic range, will be the end to the incessant postings asking "should I buy a 5DII or wait for the 5DIII". I figure that we likely have 6 months of quiet repose before people start to ask whether they should wait for the 5D4.

Best feature...

that it can take photos?

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A Bank Statement is KING.

DARN RIGHT ahaha

Bank statements show debt too,

but as they say if you owe the bank a million $ you have a problem but if you owe a bank a trillion $ they have the problem

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Lighting / Re: Flash in sunlight?
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:28:45 PM »
I really wish ettl would display the flash power being used so you knew how much headroom you still had

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:13:42 PM »
My argument is not that the 5D2 has a 'pro AF' but that it is not as useless system as is regularly portrayed.

With a f/2.8 lens the 5D2 still is the best in low light on that centre point

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

Brian why are you lurking the Forums disguised as a 40D /EF-S shooter.... trying to hoodwink us eh?  :D

Because I got flamed for showing my kit. It seemed like the politics of envy raised its ugly head. I do have a 40D - this is the one I leave in the car in case I need a camera. I have had it for 4 years and wont get rid of it - it still works well within its limitations.
not wanting to give thieves a shopping list? common sense?

They would have to bring a truck to take it away and living in the middle of nowhere a truck is obvious and difficult to get up the track. I dont give a monkeys if people know what I have in the way of kit - just seems to offend them. I have enough smites because I am not a 7D fanboy so to invite more for the sake of a sig line is just a distraction that I cant be a***d with.

it also seems your pet smiter is still going strong, You must have REALLY hurt someones feelings :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:02:37 PM »
My argument is not that the 5D2 has a 'pro AF' but that it is not as useless system as is regularly portrayed.

With a f/2.8 lens the 5D2 still is the best in low light on that centre point

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

Brian why are you lurking the Forums disguised as a 40D /EF-S shooter.... trying to hoodwink us eh?  :D

Because I got flamed for showing my kit. It seemed like the politics of envy raised its ugly head. I do have a 40D - this is the one I leave in the car in case I need a camera. I have had it for 4 years and wont get rid of it - it still works well within its limitations.
not wanting to give thieves a shopping list? common sense?

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:59:37 PM »
I've notice that there are a few 7D extremists around here that will put a Jihad on you if you even insinuate that another camera might be better at something, even if you know from first hand experience. Love your equipment, but be realistic about it.

*posted with -84 Karma*  ;D ;D ;D
ROFL Jihad Durka Durka
I had to give you another +1 to help offset your jihad


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EOS Bodies / Re: The (un)official I'm switching to Nikon thread
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:55:02 PM »
I figured I'd save everybody some time and valuable internet space by going ahead and opening up this thread.

Beginning tomorrow night all those who are disappointed because Canon did not create a 5DIII to their personal specifications and offer it at $1,500 can lodge their complaints here, on one handy thread, instead of having to start their own personal complaint thread.

By opening this thread now, it will also allow persons to begin the whining before the Mark III is officially announced.

On Saturday, this can be followed by the "Should I buy the Mark III or Wait for the Mark IV?" thread.
Hahaa great thread! and brave man I had to give you an applaud for this, i nearly started a thread like this yesterday but was scared of being smited into oblivion....

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Lenses / Re: Love to have an affordable and lightweight 28-300.
« on: February 29, 2012, 01:57:37 AM »
Am using the Tamron VC version right now, and it's pretty good. Anyone know of a Canon 28-300 replacement that is less $ and doesn't break your back?

what you mean $2500 and 1.7kg isn't cheap and light?

unfortunately thats the best there is from canon, the nikon 28-300 is more compact however as for quality goes
the canon L beast is in a league of its own, it was my first canon lens. no super zoom comes close to it's IQ I'm afraid

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EOS Bodies / Re: What is the difference between "good" AF and "bad" AF?
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:26:52 AM »
I always wondered why so many of my 5D2 shots were out of focus.

Turns out, my tendency to use peripheral AF points, rather than the center point, seems to have been the culprit. No surprise, I learned about this issue here in the CR forums. :-) Needless to say, now I exclusively use the center point. And a lot more shots are in focus.

Even if the 5D2 peripheral points were more accurate, it still limits you to a small diamond shape. I find that limiting. Since when is everything I want to focus in the shape of a diamond? I would have preferred a big rectangle because usually I'm just guessing where I'll be focusing and then slightly recomposing for the crop.

I'm curious to hear if others have had similar issues with peripheral focus points being unreliable.
Absooolutelty!
But i went from nikon to shooting with a 1D then got the 5D2 so you can imagine my horror when I first experienced the AF of the 5D but i am mostly over the shock now just some light scaring.
but the IQ of the 5D2 is soooo nice i have to keep forgiving it for its one legged AF

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